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Dodgers Rumors: LA In on Kirby Yates & Brad Hand, Bauer Free Agency Factors, Latest on DJ LeMahieu!



With Major League Baseball’s hot stove getting closer to reaching its boiling point, we dive into all the latest Dodgers rumors! The latest buzz on DJ LeMahieu has the 2020 AL batting champion frustrated with the New York Yankees after weeks of stagnant contract talks. As a result, Lemahieu and his agent have begun re-engaging with interested teams, including the Los Dodgers, Blue Jays, Mets, Braves, Cardinals, and Red Sox.

Next, LA is reportedly interested in adding more bullpen pieces, among them former All-star relievers Kirby Yates and Brad Hand. Plus, in his latest YouTube video, Trevor Bauer listed four deciding factors that will play a pivotal role in deciding which team he ultimately signs with.

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Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

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  1. Not sure about another reclamation project. Don’t we already have a few of those?

    Definitely in on the left-HANDed reliever, though!

    As for Bauer, where does he even fit in our rotation? Perhaps Friedman keeps engaged and drives the price up on someone else…just because…

  2. I don’t think they will be willing to commit the dollars needed to sigh Brad Hand. Likewise the only way Yates signs is at a significant discounted price. It would make sense for Kirby to try and revive his career with the Dodgers. Just a matter of is he willing to sacrifice the money it will take.

  3. Lemahiu signs with Stl
    Yates resigns a 2 year deal with SD
    Hand to Toronto
    And I genuinely believe Bauer goes to a wild card team…. someone not listed as his top suitors…. I think he is going to end up with the Nationals…. just a weird feeling about that one. But I hope the dodgers get them all on team friendly deals so they can keep Seager, buehler and belly in the upcoming offseasons….. things could get really interesting very soon!

  4. Sign Yates for 2 years with a option for 3. Make it incentive heavy laden deal, like they all should be. Save the money you would spend on Hand to pay for a RH bat.

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